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Necessity as the Mother of Innovation Unions’ OHS Training. HSU and ACTU: Responding to the Workchoices limitations Better utilising resources to meet growing needs Supporting workers and employers to maximise training opportunities.

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Necessity as the mother of innovation unions ohs training

Necessity as the Mother of InnovationUnions’ OHS Training


Necessity as the mother of innovation unions ohs training

HSU and ACTU:Responding to the Workchoices limitations Better utilising resources to meet growing needs Supporting workers and employers to maximise training opportunities


Necessity as the mother of innovation unions ohs training

The new industrial relations laws - WorkChoices - aims to create more flexibility for employers and employees.


Necessity as the mother of innovation unions ohs training

“While the shift to flexible work arrangements and rounds of organisational restructuring has been promoted as a critical vehicle to enhancing productivity to meet global competition, and to a lesser extent achieving ‘win-win’ gains to employers and employees there is mounting evidence that these changes are having serious adverse effects on worker health, safety and well-being.”Quinlan,M., Working Paper 16,Flexible Work and Organisational Arrangements – Regulatory problems and Responses, July 2003


Workchoices will have an adverse impact on the health and safety of workers

WorkChoices will have an adverse impact onthe health and safety of workers.


Necessity as the mother of innovation unions ohs training

These laws:Remove unfair dismissal laws for millions of peopleMake it more difficult to be represented by a UnionMake it easier to push employers onto individual contracts that cut take home pay and conditions


Necessity as the mother of innovation unions ohs training

OHS ImpactsCreate an environment of fear to speak out about OHS issues Increase bullying & harassment in workplacesIncrease work stress and therefore increase the likelihood of injuries & diseaseIncrease pressure on work life/balance


Necessity as the mother of innovation unions ohs training

“One of the large fundamental causes of stress amongst our membership is job insecurity.”

Union Official


Necessity as the mother of innovation unions ohs training

“Improving health and safety is a priority at work for all workers today. It is vital that workers are armed with information so they can contribute to improve health and safety at their own workplaces. The key is education and prevention.”Greg Combet, ACTU Secretary


Necessity as the mother of innovation unions ohs training

HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES SECTORWORST AFFECTED:1. Physical & Dangerous Work2. De-institutionalisation and workforce De-regulation in 1990’s3. Productivity Growth & Intensification of Work


Necessity as the mother of innovation unions ohs training

HSU OHS TRAININGThe only health and community sector specific OHS training – maximises the knowledge and experience of health workers in the learning environment


Necessity as the mother of innovation unions ohs training

HSU OHS TRAININGFlexible delivery options: * On Site/Off Site * Case Study Sites * Course timing by agreement with employer


Necessity as the mother of innovation unions ohs training

HSU OHS TRAININGCourse for Managers as well as Workers:Assists services to meet their legal obligations and promote shared understanding of issues and procedures.


Necessity as the mother of innovation unions ohs training

HSU OHS TRAININGAssists OHS Management in PracticeDesignated Work Groups* Improves risk management* Reduces Injuries


Necessity as the mother of innovation unions ohs training

ACTU Education & Campaign Centre delivers it’s nationally accredited training through it’s RTO called TUTA Inc.


Necessity as the mother of innovation unions ohs training

ACTU nationally accredited Certificate IV in Occupational Health & Safety10 Competency Units 2 streamsOnline Learning CourseBlended Learning Course


Necessity as the mother of innovation unions ohs training

ACTU nationally accredited Certificate IV in Occupational Health & Safety10 Competency Units 2 streamsOnline Learning CourseBlended Learning Course


Necessity as the mother of innovation unions ohs training

  • Online Learning Course

  • All 10 units are self-paced online learning & assessments

  • Complete part-time over 2 years

  • Study anywhere, anytime to suit your lifestyle

  • Caters for those living in rural and remote locations

  • Instructor coaching included


Necessity as the mother of innovation unions ohs training

  • Blended Learning Course Structure

  • Starts with an experiential style 3 day workshop

  • Includes self-paced online units

  • Five interactive and modulated 24 hour online discussion forums

  • 2 scheduled individual (face-face or phone) coaching sessions at 2 and 5 months


Necessity as the mother of innovation unions ohs training

  • Additional support available through our RTOfor all accredited courses

  • RPL (Recognition for Prior Learning)

  • Credit Transfer

  • Assessment Only


Necessity as the mother of innovation unions ohs training

  • Benefits of the Blended Learning

  •  Individual & group interaction

  •  3 day workshop introduces course and develops group dynamic

  •  Simple and easy to use online tools

  •  Caters to different learning styles

  •  Complete the program in guided 6 month period

  •  Pay as you go


Necessity as the mother of innovation unions ohs training

  • Summary

  • Maximising Economies of Scale and Scope - Collective use of resources to maximise efficiencies and effectiveness

  • Flexible Delivery: Facilitate learning at the same time as working full time and/or shiftwork. Supporting workers and employers to undertake training

  • Maximising existing knowledge: Recognition of prior learning and cross industry and geographical learning:

  • Supporting good employers: Developing and delivering training options to all employees and managers, where employers recognise the benefits.


Necessity as the mother of innovation unions ohs training

“Ten thousand times has the labor movement stumbled and bruised itself. We have been enjoined by the courts, assaulted by thugs, charged by the militia, traduced by the press, frowned upon in public opinion, and deceived by politicians.

But notwithstanding all this and all these, labor is today the most vital and potential power this planet has ever known, and its historic mission is as certain of ultimate realization as is the setting of the sun”.

Eugene V. Debs1894


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